How easy is it to buy Asian stocks, rather than funds?
I get asked this question all the time. The good news is that it’s much easier to dip a toe in Asian markets than most assume.
So this week, I’m going to go over the basics. First, I’ll tell you which UK brokers you can use for straightforward markets such as Hong Kong and Singapore.
Then secondly, because so many of you have asked, I’ll take a quick look at how to open a brokerage account in Asia – this is for those investment options that you can’t easily get within the UK.
The best broker for beginners
Most Asian markets are open to foreign retail investors in principle. There are two main exceptions. One is India, which restricts access to individuals with Indian ancestry (known as Non Resident Indians or NRIs). The other is Chinese A-shares listed in